Texas to keep UTEP on 2020 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Texas Longhorns will keep the UTEP Miners on the their 2020 football schedule, Texas director of athletics Chris Del Conte announced on Wednesday.

Texas was originally scheduled to host UTEP at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, on Sept. 12, 2020. The game has been moved up one week and will now be played on Saturday, Sept. 12.

UTEP, a member of Conference USA, will be Texas’ season-opening contest and their lone non-conference opponent for the 2020 season. The Longhorns will be off the week following the UTEP contest (Sept. 19).

The Longhorns are set to open Big 12 Conference action on Sept. 26 on the road in Lubbock against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Big 12 announced their revised 2020 football schedule today, which includes nine conference games and one non-conference opponent for each team.

Texas’ non-conference games in 2020 at home against USF and on the road against LSU have both been canceled. It’s likely both games will be played in future seasons since they were part of multi-game contracts.

UTEP has 10 games currently scheduled for 2020. The Miners were previously scheduled to play at Nevada and at Texas Tech in 2020, but those games were canceled.

The Miners’ game at Texas currently stands as their season-opener unless they locate an opponent for Saturday, Sept. 5.

Due to the ongoing novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, all games and schedules for the 2020 season are subject to change.

2020 Football Schedules